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National Art Museum of Azerbaijan

About the Museum


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National Art Museum of Azerbaijan

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Opening in 1937, the National Museum of Art of Azerbaijan is a treasure of national values and the preservation of universal cultural heritage. Located in a building built in the Baroque style as a project by NA fon der Nonne in 1887-1895, the collection is comprised of more than 18,000 original artifacts from Azerbaijan, Western Europe, Russia and the East (Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey, Japan, China, India, Egypt, Central Asia).

The museum is located in what was previously operated as an Art Department under the Azerbaijan State Museum in 1924, and since 1936 has been operating as an independent museum by the decision of the People's Commissars Council. In 2011, the museum was granted national status and the European Museum Standard (EUMS) status for quality museum service and a professional experience that met the international standards and criteria by the decision of the European Economic Chamber of Trade, Commerce and Industry (EEIG). The National Museum of Art of Azerbaijan is dedicated to the research and preservation of the arts of nations.

Collection Highlights


Our Lady of Vladimir

Unknown

Our Lady of Vladimir
Interior painting of the Tree of Life in Shaki Khan palace

Usta Gambar Karabakhi

Interior painting of the Tree of Life in Shaki Khan palace
Portrait of Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna

Friedrich August von Kaulbach

Portrait of Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna
Portrait of a sitting woman

Mirza Gadim Erivani

Portrait of a sitting woman
Boreas Abducting Oreithyia, Daughter of Erechteus

Francesco Solimena

Boreas Abducting Oreithyia, Daughter of Erechteus
Herd

Johann Heinrich Roos

Herd
Peter I of Russia and Louis XV of France

Jean Frédéric Bazille

Peter I of Russia and Louis XV of France
National Art Museum of Azerbaijan: Collection Highlights
Our Lady of Vladimir
Wikimedia Commons, Photo: Urek Meniashvili

Unknown

Our Lady of Vladimir, late 16th century
tempura, 33.2 cm x 27 cm x 1.8 cm
Photo: Urek Meniashvili
Interior painting of the Tree of Life in Shaki Khan palace
Wikimedia Commons, Photo: Urek Meniashvili

Usta Gambar Karabakhi

Interior painting of the Tree of Life in Shaki Khan palace
Photo: Urek Meniashvili
Portrait of Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna
Wikimedia Commons, Photo: Interfase

Friedrich August von Kaulbach

Portrait of Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna, 19th century
oil on canvas
Photo: Interfase
Portrait of a sitting woman
Wikimedia Commons, Photo: Interfase

Mirza Gadim Erivani

Portrait of a sitting woman, 1870s
tempura
Photo: Interfase
Boreas Abducting Oreithyia, Daughter of Erechteus
Wikimedia Commons, Photo: Austriacus

Francesco Solimena

Boreas Abducting Oreithyia, Daughter of Erechteus, 1729.0
oil on canvas, 44.88 in. x 34.06 in.
Photo: Austriacus
Herd
Wikimedia Commons, Photo: Interfase

Johann Heinrich Roos

Herd, 1676.0
oil on canvas
Photo: Interfase
Peter I of Russia and Louis XV of France
Wikimedia Commons, Photo: Interfase

Jean Frédéric Bazille

Peter I of Russia and Louis XV of France
Photo: Interfase
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